Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia
Author: Charles R. Ortloff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Charles Ortloff provides a new perspective on archaeological studies of the urban and agricultural water supply and distribution systems of the major ancient civilizations of South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia, by using modern computer analysis methods to extract the true hydraulic/hydrological knowledge base available to these peoples. His many new revelations about the capabilities and innovations of ancient water engineers force us to re-evaluate what was knownand practised in the hydraulic sciences in ancient times. Given our current concerns about global warming and its effect on economic stability, it is fascinating to observe how some ancient civilizations successfully coped with major climate change events by devising defensive agricultural survivalstrategies, while others, which did not innovate, failed to survive.
Details the design and process of water supply systems, tracing the progression from source to sink Organized and logical flow, tracing the connections in the water-supply system from the water’s source to its eventual use Emphasized coverage of water supply infrastructure and the design of water treatment processes Inclusion of fundamentals and practical examples so as to connect theory with the realities of design Provision of useful reference for practicing engineers who require a more in-depth coverage, higher level students studying drinking water systems as well as students in preparation for the FE/PE examinations Inclusion of examples and homework questions in both SI and US units
Modeling aspects have added a new dimension in research innovations in all branches of engineering. In the field of soil and water engineering, they are increasingly used for planning, development, and management of land and water resources, including analysis of quantity and quality parameters of surface and ground water, flood forecasting and control measures, optimum allocation and utilization of irrigation water. The application of these models saves considerable time in decision support systems and helps in conservation and optimum allocations of scarce precious natural resources.
In past decades, urban water management practices focused on optimizing the design and operation of water distribution networks, wastewater collection systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants. However, municipalities are now faced with aging urban water infrastructures whose operation must be improved and expanded to maintain current high
Ensuring safe and plentiful supplies of potable water (both now and for future generations) and developing sustainable treatment processes for wastewater are among the world’s greatest engineering challenges. However, sustainability requires investment of money, time and knowledge. Some parts of the world are already working towards this goal but many nations have neither the political will nor the resources to tackle even basic provision and sanitation. Combining theory and practice from the developing and developed worlds with high- and low-tech, high- and low-cost solutions, this book discusses fundamental and advanced aspects of water engineering and includes: water resource issues including climate change, water scarcity, economic and financial aspects requirements for sustainable water systems fundamentals of treatment and process design industrial water use and wastewater treatment sustainable effluent disposal sustainable construction principles With integrated theory, design and operation specifications for each treatment process, this book addresses the extent to which various treatment methods work in theory as well as how cost effective they are in practice. It provides a nontechnical guide on how to recover and reuse water from effluent, which is suitable for those in water resource management, environmental planning, civil and chemical engineering.
Entropy Theory and its Application in Environmental and WaterEngineering responds to the need for a book that deals withbasic concepts of entropy theory from a hydrologic and waterengineering perspective and then for a book that deals withapplications of these concepts to a range of water engineeringproblems. The range of applications of entropy is constantlyexpanding and new areas finding a use for the theory arecontinually emerging. The applications of concepts and techniquesvary across different subject areas and this book aims to relatethem directly to practical problems of environmental and waterengineering. The book presents and explains the Principle of Maximum Entropy(POME) and the Principle of Minimum Cross Entropy (POMCE) and theirapplications to different types of probability distributions.Spatial and inverse spatial entropy are important for urbanplanning and are presented with clarity. Maximum entropy spectralanalysis and minimum cross entropy spectral analysis are powerfultechniques for addressing a variety of problems faced byenvironmental and water scientists and engineers and are describedhere with illustrative examples. Giving a thorough introduction to the use of entropy to measurethe unpredictability in environmental and water systems this bookwill add an essential statistical method to the toolkit ofpostgraduates, researchers and academic hydrologists, waterresource managers, environmental scientists and engineers. Itwill also offer a valuable resource for professionals in the sameareas, governmental organizations, private companies as well asstudents in earth sciences, civil and agricultural engineering, andagricultural and rangeland sciences. This book: Provides a thorough introduction to entropy for beginners andmore experienced users Uses numerous examples to illustrate the applications of thetheoretical principles Allows the reader to apply entropy theory to the solution ofpractical problems Assumes minimal existing mathematical knowledge Discusses the theory and its various aspects in both univariateand bivariate cases Covers newly expanding areas including neural networks from anentropy perspective and future developments.
In A History of Water Engineering and Management in Yemen, Ingrid Hehmeyer describes the three-way relationship between water, land, and humans from ancient to medieval and premodern times. Eight case studies address technical and managerial struggles, failures, and successes.
This new book offers an engineer's perspective on the history of water technology and its impact on the development of civilisation. A Second Edition and translation into English of the French book "L'Hydraulique dans les Civilisations Anciennes".Water professionals, engineers, scientists, and students will find this book fascinating and invaluable
Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. T
Issues in Land and Water Engineering / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Aquacultural Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Land and Water Engineering: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Aquacultural Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Land and Water Engineering: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Issues in Land and Water Engineering / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Coastal Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Land and Water Engineering: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Coastal Engineering in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Land and Water Engineering: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
While nanotechnology has been a booming research field for years, the study of how it can be used alongside water engineering has not been deeply explored. By examining the ways in which nanomaterials can aid hydraulics, these tools can be used for water purification, water treatments, and a vast array of other uses that will make water engineering easier and safer. Advanced Nanomaterials for Water Engineering, Treatment, and Hydraulics is a comprehensive reference source for the latest research-based material on the use of progressive nanotechnologies for water technologies. Featuring coverage on relevant topics such as water purification, nano-metal oxides, chitosan nanoparticles, and contaminated waste water, this is an ideal reference source for engineers, students, academics, and researchers seeking innovative perspectives on the use of nanomaterials in water engineering.
A Practical Treatise on the Measurement, Storage, Conveyance and Utilisation of Water for the Supply of Towns, for Mill Power and for Other Purposes
Author: Charles Slagg
Water Engineering - A Practical Treatise on the Measurement, Storage, Conveyance and Utilisation of Water for the Supply of Towns, for Mill Power and for Other Purposes is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1888. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
Water And Waste Water Engineering, Municipal Solid Waste, Air And Noise Pollution
Author: Prof. Mukesh Rai
Publisher: Booksclinic Publishing
"This book is an attempt to present those essential principles and present day practice necessary to solution of the problems of water collection, water purification, water distribution, waste water collection, treatment and disposal, solid waste management , Air and Noise pollution. This book is generally subdivided into 5 sections i.e. Water supply engineering, waste water engineering, Municipal Solid waste, Noise pollution and Air pollution. A large portion of the material presented in this book has been derived from the work of others . Their contribution is greatly acknowledged. The recommendations of various Indian Standards on the subject, along with those of manual on Water supply and treatment, manual on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment prepared by the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation under the ministry of Urban development have been closely followed. "